shareholder rights

Will minority shareholders continue to make themselves heard in 2019?

SINGAPORE (Dec 28): When asked to describe the state of minority shareholder rights in 2018, market watchers gave mixed reactions. S Suressh, Eversheds Harry Elias partner, says it is stronger, but to corporate governance don Mak Yuen Teen, it is “horrible”. And some retail investors, like Teo Hee Huat, say they feel suffocated by the spate of corporate shenanigans.

But among the various parties The Edge Singapore spoke to, there was a general consensus: In 2018, mom-and-pop investors were more vocal with their grievances than before.

Do minority investors still have a voice?

SINGAPORE (Oct 5): While retail investors are growing more savvy at navigating the local stock market and asking companies tough questions, they are now worried about litigation.

At a Sept 28 investors’ forum organised by the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS), the risk of being sued for defamation was evidently on the minds of many people.

Investors who attended the event were not coy in voicing their concerns about the state of the local market, although some were careful when making comments about specific companies.

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